Crowds flock to Tishomingo for Blake Shelton concert

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TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) Thousands of people took to Tishomingo's Main Street on Saturday, all to see Blake Shelton.

The concert kicked off at 7 p.m. Shelton was joined on stage by RaeLynn, and fellow Opry members Jeannie Seely, John Conlee, and Ronnie Milsap.

Tish Barton and three of her friends came up to celebrate the Grand Opening of Ole Red and, of course, see Shelton.

"It's kind of part of my bucket list. I wanna go to a country music fest and this is probably the best its going to get," Barton said.

And when we asked the ladies why Shelton was their favorite, they weren't afraid to tell us what they thought.

"Well he's from Oklahoma and he's hot. That always helps."

"He's a real person."

The party wasn't just at Ole Red, it took over all of Main Street. Because the opening was expected to bring in thousands, Emergency Management Director, Jason Bryant, said safety was a big concern.

"Trying to get everybody in and trying to get everybody out. Make sure all our players get home safe and everybody coming, make sure we get them home safe," Bryant said.

Bryant said several crews from all over the area were in Tishomingo the whole day, making it easier for Shelton fans to enjoy the night.

During the event, Tishomingo Mayor Tom Lokey presented Shelton with a key to the city, so he could come and go whenever he pleased.

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